A 23-year-old man, Joachim Kikogble, who allegedly cut his neighbour with a razor for failing to buy him cigarette, is now facing a charge of assault in Lagos.
The police charged Kikogble before a Yaba chief magistrate court, but he pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Modupe Olaluwoye, told the court that Kikogble, who resides in Yaba, cut the hand of Mr Solomon Mifokpo because the latter refused to buy a packet of cigarette for him.
The prosecutor told the court that the defendant committed the offence at 7pm on March 11, on Oko-Agbon Street, Yaba.
Olaluwoye told the court that the defendant stopped Mifokpo on the street and asked him to buy him the packet of cigarette.
“My lord, when the complainant refused to buy the cigarette, it resulted in an argument and then a fight.
“The defendant brought out a razor from his pocket and cut the complainant on his right hand.
“The complainant had to be rushed to a pharmacy to get treated,” she said.
The chief magistrate, Mrs Oluwatoyin Oghere, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The case was adjourned until June 26, for mention.